GAINESVILLE -- Sitting in the press box in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field before the spring game. Urban Meyer's publicity stunt -- students vs. football players in the 40-yard dash -- was pretty fun to watch. Louis Murphy almost lost to a 5-foot-5 bolt of lightning.
The highlight was Chris Rainey's 40-yard dash time of 4.24. That's right, 4.24 seconds. That's a different kind of fast, folks. If you're reading this and you're skeptical of the time, know that Rainey first ran a 4.27 and then turned around and turned in his 4.24.
If you think the times were cooked, maybe they were, but Louis Murphy ran a 4.53 just before Rainey's sprints. No wonder Major Wright never could catch Rainey in all those state championship games.
Interested to see what Rainey can do on the field in the Orange & Blue Game. He toasted Florida's defense all spring and is quickly climbing the depth chart at both running back and receiver.